Blend romance and luxury, exploration and relaxation on your 9-day custom-tailored Costa Rica vacation. Relax near the opulent waters of the Pacific Ocean and drift through the secluded canals at Tortuguero. Witness the distinctive simmer of an active volcano and traverse the unique canopy around the Cloud Forest Reserve. From coral reefs to turtles’ nests, jaguars to scarlet macaws, indulge in the rich natural life of Costa Rica.
San Jose – Between East and West
Welcome to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. The city resides in the Central Valley and contains the country’s heart and soul. The culture from around Costa Rica has settled in San Jose, creating a bustling melting pot of cuisine, atmosphere, and history. Colonial mansions line the streets of Barrio Aranjuez. Elegant hand-carved woodwork adorns the facades and porches wrap around the raised entryways. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to a fabulous hotel that balances a central location with elegant seclusion.
The central market is an entire city block and houses over 200 shops, stalls, and restaurants. Narrow lanes divide the vendors by goods, from wood carvings to produce. Bananas hang down in decadent bunches. Large watermelons tempt you from their display. The sweet and citrusy aromas of star fruit linger in the air. In the evening, share a romantic meal over candlelight at a local restaurant where after the first crunchy and juicy bite, you can find indulgence and perfection in Costa Rica’s Central Valley.
Tortuguero – Finding the East
Tortuguero – Tortuguero Canals and Pacuare Biological Reserve
Monteverde Cloud Forest – Top of the Western Ridge
Monteverde Cloud Forest – Watching the Clouds from Above
Tamarindo – Cloud Forest Turns to Beachfront Paradise
Tamarindo – The Beauty of the Beach
Tamarindo – The Calling Caves
Liberia – East to West to Home
- Relax in the splendor and seclusion when staying in featured Zicasso properties
- Enjoy luxurious accommodation set in pristine and opulent landscapes, from rainforest to beachside
- Explore the canals of Tortuguero National Park on a private guided tour of the wilderness
- Visit turtle nesting grounds on the Caribbean shores to find signs of resurgence for endangered turtles
- Witness the steaming waters of a crater lake inside an active volcano accentuated by the surrounding panorama
- Embrace the treeline, wild sounds, and overall ambiance of the celebrated Cloud Forest Reserve as you search for birds and wildlife
- Indulge on the white sands around the Pacific Coast town of Tamarindo to the comforts of a beach paradise
The wonders of Costa Rica touch both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. The mountains turn to prairies and the rainforest lines the beaches. The beauty of the countryside is filled with as much natural splendor as luxurious accommodation. Listen to the morning bird calls from your private deck and watch the waves lap at the opulent shores. Walk along the treetops overlooking a forest of clouds and enjoy the secluded charm of nourishing hotels. From warm, powdery sand to vibrant birds and their soothing songs, savor the moments that take you from East to West, and along the captivating landscape of the countryside.
Your journey of luxury and romance begins in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. The streets are lively and energetic, filled with an underlying charm that quickly washes over you. Travel through the lush rainforest of Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to the secluded waters of Tortuguero, a region only reachable by air or river canals. Visit Tortuguero Village or wander along the Caribbean beach-side to see traditional dugout canoes. Venture along the meandering natural channels of Tortuguero National Park to witness the exceptional lowland tropical rainforest and its distinctive beauty.
Return to San Jose and visit the Poas Volcano National Park. The towering craters create a diverse ecosystem that houses both active and extinct craters. In Monteverde you will visit a charming local and historical dairy farm before settling into a lavish and comfortable hotel that borders the Cloud Forest Reserve. Traverse the trails and canopy walkways that take you through and over the marvelously varied ecosystem of the Cloud Forest, filled with ferns, orchids, and bromeliads. Your private transfer escorts you through Guanacaste Province to the celebrated shores of Tamarindo.
The beach-side community offers lavish private accommodations on the fringe of a cosmopolitan town. From November to March leather-back turtles nest on the shores of Playa Grande. Experience Tamarindo at your whim and pleasure, from enjoying an exuberant catamaran tour around the Pacific to visiting the tremendous Barra Honda caves. Luxuriate on the hot sand or traverse the trails around the local countryside. On your final day your private transfer will accompany you to Liberia where you will board your flight home.
$1,615 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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